Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker recently posted an article about Masonic coins and history on CoinWeek:
According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views
For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships.
Historically, public suspicion of the group has its peaks and valleys. Thanks to a certain strain in American cultural life, fueled by the internet but with roots much older, we seem to be climbing towards another peak.